Reference INF 6/603
Title Canteen Command (N.A.A.F.I.) 1943
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 369
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Rationing and Supply, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Eating and cooking, Entertainment and culture, Agriculture and food supply
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations Dunkirk, France, Greece, Norway
Organisations Auxiliary Territorial Service, British Army, Entertainments National Service Association, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, Royal Air Force, Royal Army Service Corps, Royal Navy


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Canteen Command, released in 1943 by the Ministry of Information. The film addresses the work of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes in providing food, clothing, and entertainment for members of the military forces and British prisoners of war. The file contains a shooting script; a shot list; a music cue sheet; production credits; and documents relating to the film's licensing and distribution.


air force personnel, bacon, bread, British nationals abroad, butter, cakes, cereals, cheese, clothing, communal feeding, dairy, depots, entertainment, factories, film, fish, flour, food processing, food supplies, fruit, holidays, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, margarine, meat, military equipment, military rations, military training, motor vehicles, naval personnel, parachutists, pork, preserves, prices, prisoners of war, railways, reserve stocks, salt, soldiers, storage, sugar, tea, transportation, United States nationals, vegetables, warships, welfare

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